Thursday, July 30, 2009

"plan b"



alright, you have waited long enough for this....

BUT, before i tell you (and no cheating and scrolling down either lol) i wanted to give you a little back story.

as you all know, i studied long and hard for the gmat. what you might not know is that i am terrible test taker, especially standardized tests. i have never been good at them, ever. i also get test anxiety pretty bad. all of this bundled together with a 4 hour long test that costs 250 bucks makes for not such a pleasant experience. oh, i also forgot to mention that you have to do a palm print verification. i didn't even know what a palm print verification was until i took the test. seriously, i'm not kidding. the big-time security measures only added to my stress levels. i even dressed head to toe in tranquilit but only that can offer so much comfort (honestly, being dressed in tranquilit was the only good part about the whole experience!). so, as stressed as i was, i went in, did the best i could and walked out with my "unofficial score" in my hand with a smile on my face (even though i didn't get a high enough score). i felt a major lift off of my shoulders.

i was so stressed that i booked a reiki session followed by a massage two days before the test at bliss bliss bliss, my favorite local membership massage/yoga studio. during my reiki session i tried to calm my mind and just focus on my breathing. but i had an epiphany (plan b was born)! once my session was over i spoke to the lady and she said that when she had her hands on my head that her hands were literally vibrating from my energy. she told me that that had never happened before. i knew why, but i thought that i would keep it to myself for just a few more days to make sure it was really the right thing to do. my massage with lindsey was fabulous. she is excellent at deep tissue massage and that is exactly what i needed.

i've been debating myself whether getting into grad school for accounting was the right thing to do now. i love accounting but just couldn't seem to get past this one obstacle. trust me, i took the gmat twice so, it wasn't for lack of effort or trying. so i put all of the questions regarding my future out to the universe. it was no longer for me to try to figure out what i'm supposed to do, the universe was going to show me. and laying on that table during my reiki session is when the universe gave me an answer!

if you follow me on twitter you know i've been dropping hints about meetings regarding plan b. both of these meetings went well. i am happy to announce that i will be going to school starting late september for massage therapy and that my friends, is just the beginnings of plan b!

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22 comments:

City Girl said...

Congratulations. I am so excited for you :) You sound so happy and at peace. It's wonderful!!

Carolyn said...

I too am HORRIBLE at standardized tests! My parents made me take the SAT over and over again... not fun. And the LSAT, well, that was the worst experience in my life (besides the BAR). I'm SO proud of you for studying so hard!! And I truly believe everything happens for a reason, so clearly, Plan B was meant to be! Congrats, my darling!!!

P.S. I KNEW it was going to be something wellness-related. ;-)

Ally -- Onyx and Alabaster said...

Yay! That's so exciting! I think that it will be a perfect fit for you. I'm so happy for you! :o)

Christine Claire Reed said...

Oh, this is super exciting! Excellent. Congrats. I have a feeling you are well on your way to a really fulfilling life -- rather than just a good job! :)

Andi said...

You sound sure and confident in your decision, so it must be the right thing to do. And that is one of the biggest obstacle there is in life, figuring out what you want to do!

Lauren said...

This is such fabulous news! I've considered it myself actually. Sometimes things really do happen for a reason. Congratulations on this wonderful new plan!

Kavindra said...

congratulations. people who are creative and kinesthetic like massage therapist are exactly the type who don't do well on standardized anythings. so it sounds like you are in the right place.

AnalieseMarie said...

Melita, congratulations! This sounds like a wonderful new direction for you! I can *totally* see you becoming a massage therapist! I am uber excited to hear the rest of plan B!

Sarah said...

YAY!!! *dances for Melita!*

I'm so happy you came up with a wonderful decision that seems right for you! Congratulations! I'm sure you will enjoy it so much, and it goes so well with yoga! My gut has always told me you are a healer of some kind, so I know this will be fantastic for you!

And do not worry about the silly GMAT. As others have said, many of us aren't great test takers. I have HORRIBLE test anxiety and took the GRE 4 times!!! Those tests are a bunch of BS in my mind, but hey maybe it was a good thing for you. Maybe it was meant to be and massage therapy is your true calling!

Congrats again!!!

Noodlegirl said...

What a great plan! You know I was thinking you were gonna say Yoga Teacher Training! Oh my you will be everybody's best friend real soon if you are not already lol.

Hey if doing the exam 2x and still stressing about it is pointless why take something up that is going to stress you right?

Revisionista said...

yay!!!!!

what a wonderful plan B!

I'm looking forward to following your journey :)

Shannon said...

hmm...your story sounds similar to how i ended up in aesthetics school. couldn't get a job in finance despite all my trying...and i finally decided to stop trying to fit a square peg in a round hole. haven't regretted my decision once...even though in this economy, making a living is more than a challenge. good luck to you!

Kirsten said...

YES! I am so excited for you! I knew you would do something wellness related as well and I think this is going to be so great for you!

MGS Photography said...

Flippin' fabulous! I am all about finding happiness these days, life is too short to worry about things like standardized tests (which I am blessed in that I don't mind taking them and I'm usually the first one outta there...I finished the GRE in under an hour and a half), and being stuck in jobs you hate. Congratulations on your epiphany, and good luck on your journey!

Kate Vickers Deriso said...

YESSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

what a GREAT decision! where will you be attending? PMTI? if you have ANY questions, let me know! i have been practicing massage now for almost 8 years... and i still love it!

Lynne from NY said...

I was reading your FB update and the phone rang....took the call and totally forgot what I was doing on the computer. So I was getting into bed and it dawned on me....Melita was going to reveal her Plan B....I'll never sleep if I wait until morning to read it! I run downstairs, find you in my blog favorites and let out a big 'Yay'! I am just thrilled for you. It's amazing how the right things come to us. Where will you be going? There is a massage school near me in Ithaca, NY. Whenever I pass it, I always wonder what that career would be like. Now you can let me know! Congrats!

Globetrotting Cacti said...

So very, very excited for you....

Looking forward to hearing about your journey. Do you have long term plans to share? How long is the training? Doing a happy dance for you around my living room...

jillian said...

this is so exciting! congratulations, and i wish you all the very best!!!

Kiki said...

If anything deserves a rump-shakin' victory dance, then this is it! Melita, this is so fantastic!

And if you need anyone to practice on, I'm sure we'll all be happy to volunteer!

michele said...

Hooray!!!!! Congratulations on your new direction, Melita!! : ) That is just wonderful!

I'm sure you'll do amazing and I'm looking forward to hearing about your journey as the semester starts up!

karmacoy said...

That's amazing, congratulations!! I somehow just had a feeling that it was going to be some sort of touch therapy for you, this plan b. Just the vibe I was getting from your blog I guess!

Good luck with your studies...how exciting!

Rebecca said...

I am so proud of you!!!